Turkey has just experienced one of the worst earthquakes in recent history with the death toll and destruction going into the thousands.
On the morning of 6th February 2023, tremors of 7.8 magnitude struck at 04:17 local time (01:17 GMT) at a depth of 17.9km near Trukey’s city of Gaziantep being one of the largest ever recorded earthquakes in the country.
As per reports, it took around 2 minutes before the shaking stopped, but that was not the end of it as 12 hours later a second one took place this time being at a magnitude of 7.5 at the Elbistan district of Kahramanmaras province.
Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority confirmed that this was “not an aftershock” and instead was “independent” of the quake before. The country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that this was one of the worst the country has experienced with the previous one being the Erzincan earthquake in eastern Turkey of 1939 that killed around 33,000 people.
As per Syria’s SANA news agency other regions like Damascus, Latakia, and other Syrian provinces also felt fresh tremors and the current death toll according to the Associated Press is around 2,300 people.
Other reports also stated that around 1700 buildings were affected by the earthquake and over 7,600 people have been injured.
Here we take a look at some of the horrifying footage of what is happening in Turkey right now.
Inside visuals of Turkey Famous Hotel …#Turkey #TurkeyEarthquake #Turkiye #Turkish #TurkeyQuake #turkeyhelp #turkifsa #Turquia #Syria #syriaearthquake #Syria_earthquake #Syrian pic.twitter.com/QkRCXAYfbz
— PANKAJ KUMAR (@Headlineznow) February 6, 2023
aerial images from #Turkey post the massive #Earthquake today
Just heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/WQBbwnLBF8
— Abier (@abierkhatib) February 6, 2023
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🚨In Turkey, strange behavior was observed in birds just before the earthquake.👀#Turkey #TurkeyEarthquake #Turkish pic.twitter.com/yPnQRaSCRq
— OsintTV📺 (@OsintTV) February 6, 2023
Heart heavy for #Turkey #Syria #Lebanon and all the other places affected by the massive #earthquake today. May Allah have mercy on the dead, and comfort the living. Ameen pic.twitter.com/C8XGLYKqLj
— Dr. Omar Suleiman (@omarsuleiman504) February 6, 2023
Apocalyptic scenes from #Turkey.
— Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) February 6, 2023
Horrific videos emerging from #tuerkiye of the devastating earthquake building crumbles down in mere seconds #Turkey #TurkeyEarthquake pic.twitter.com/485DYrHIKN
— Amit Sahu (@amitsahujourno) February 6, 2023
Absolutely horrific scenes out of city of Iskenderun #Turkey, vast devastation and destruction from magnitude 7.8 earthquake. People feared to be under rubble. Death toll already above 200… pic.twitter.com/7Fo6yIyut6
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) February 6, 2023
Major back to back earthquakes reported in #Turkey and #Syria of 7.9 and 7.7 magnitude on Richter scale. Over 1000 people killed as per initial reports with several buildings and infrastructure destroyed. India pledges NDRF rescue/medical 100 member team and relief material. pic.twitter.com/iHgwaIOI6w
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 6, 2023
A few hours ago the Turkish authorities declared a fourth level alert state with this including call to international regions asking for help.
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